Lynne Spears went on the Today Show to promote her book, Through the Storm, and talk about raising her two daughters. Lynne explains why she wrote the book: “I wanted people to see our family as we really are,” and describes how she felt when she found out her daughter was pregnant.

“It [a note Jamie Lynn wrote and told her to read in the bedroom] said she was pregnant and everything was going to be OK. She was going to raise it … I thought it was a joke. I was waiting for the punch line,” Lynne told Vieira.

“I was in shock. I think I was just truly in shock, and then I started to cry. And she started consoling me at that point.”

The first thought that went through her head when she realized Jamie Lynn wasn’t joking was, “What if I kicked her in the stomach. Would that do anything? I don’t know. I think I should try. Ok. Let’s do it.” *Kick* “Oh great, just great. Now she’s crying and I don’t think it worked.”

Longer first part here